What Are You Looking At?

My iPad mini is one of my favorite devices for browsing the web. It's not a laptop, so I don't feel like I'm doing work. But the screen is larger and more comfortable to read than my phone.

When I feel like goofing off, I stretch out on the couch, turn on the iPad, and follow some of my favorite sites. Of course there's sports. Being the NBA fan that I am, I have to see who's said what over the last few days. And watch a few clips of Steph's latest half court threes.

But when it's time to get down to business, it's camera gear. The Etsy and eBay apps are my favorite. I become immersed in used camera bodies, lenses, accessories, and stuff that I didn't even know existed. I'm like a cat watching birds through a window.

"What are your looking at?"

The question that knocks me out of my trance.


"What kind of pictures?"

"Pretty ones."


Yes, eBay photography is a thing of beauty. Sellers have become adept at showing off their wares, tempting me to tap the "Buy" button. I can pinch-zoom to examine the smallest detail. 

"Is that a green label Contax G1," I would wonder as I swiped through the images. "Wow, it is!" when landing on the shot with the film door open.

After a while my eyes get a little heavy, and it's time for a nap.

It's interesting to me how much things have changed, and yet they haven't. Instead of a photography magazine on a Sunday afternoon, it's my iPad. But the results are the same.

An hour of wishful window shopping and a nice nap.